Present Situation of Shi Bo, Son of Practitioner Ms. Qu Junli, Who Was Tortured to Death
(Clearwisdom.net) Shi Bo was born in July 1995 and is currently in the third grade. His mother, practitioner Ms. Qu Junli from Jilin City, Jilin Province, was tortured to death for her rightful persistence in practicing Falun Gong. After his mother's death, he was frequently beaten by his father. This was especially so after his father re-married, and his father and his new wife had a baby girl: the couple frequently and brutally beat Shi Bo. When his father was not at home, his stepmother would often slap his face until it was swollen. One night around 9:00 p.m., after being beaten by his stepmother, Shi Bo secretly called his grandparents who later came to take him away. His grandparents are very old and his grandmother does not receive a retirement pension, so they all depend on his grandfather's small retirement pension. His grandfather is in poor health and suffers from heart disease. Shi Bo frequently reads the teachings of Falun Gong outlined in Zhuan Falun and is very diligent, but his grandparents bear heavy mental burdens.
Shi Bo's mother Ms. Qu Junli was 28 years old when she was tortured to death. At that time she was a laid off worker from the Xiguan Thermal Power Plant, Chuanying District, Jilin City. In October 2000, she went to Tiananmen Square to peacefully and lawfully appeal for an end to the persecution against Falun Gong. Tiananmen Square police arrested her, although she later escaped. On December 3rd, 2000, she once again went to Beijing to appeal and was again arrested by the police. On December 16, 2000, the Beijing authorities tortured her to death because she would not renounce her beliefs. Her family member retrieved her ashes from Beijing.